World Languages

Student Development

The Lemont High School World Languages Department believes students should develop the following characteristics: 

  • Ability to communicate in the target language in order to function in a variety of situations and for multiple purposes
  • Make connections with other disciplines and acquire information and diverse perspectives in order to use the language to function in academic and career-related situations
  • Acquire linguistic and cultural competencies in order to become effective global citizens

Courses offered within the World Languages curriculum offer students the opportunity to study American Sign Language, French, German and Spanish. Courses help students communicate and interact with cultural competence so that they can participate in multilingual communities at home and around the world. Students use the target language to investigate, explain and reflect on the nature of language through comparisons of the target language and their own. All courses offered by the World Languages Department are appropriate for college-bound students. 

Student Expectations

Based on their abilities and course level, students shall be able to understand and communicate in the target language through: 

  • Reading and understanding the main ideas of authentic texts, both fiction and nonfiction
  • Listening to and interpreting authentic target language from a variety of sources
  • Acquiring information through questioning and problem solving techniques
  • Employing language functions to express descriptions, narratives and viewpoints 

Grading Standards

Student grades are determined by their performance on language proficiency, examinations, and class participation. Students enrolled in third- or fourth-year courses are given honors credit; those students enrolled in the highest level of a language may have the opportunity to earn college credit.

World Languages Curriculum Flow Chart

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First page of the PDF file: World_Languages_Flow_Chart

Course Descriptions

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First page of the PDF file: 2018-19_LHS_ProgramofStudies-WorldLang

World Languages Department

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Christie Entler

Christie Entler

World Languages Chair
Lindsey Adamson

Lindsey Adamson

Deaf & Hard of Hearing Chair
Alexandria Hayes

Alexandria Hayes

Spanish Teacher
Melissa Karigan

Melissa Karigan

Spanish Teacher
Anne Marie Majerczyk

Anne Marie Majerczyk

Spanish Teacher, Instructional Coach
Stefanie Miller

Stefanie Miller

Spanish Teacher
Ann Rodríguez-Baltrum

Ann Rodríguez-Baltrum

Spanish Teacher
Mark Wojnar

Mark Wojnar

French Teacher